Welcome to the Geneva County Child Nutrition Program

  •  Geneva County Schools' Child Nutrition Program strives to provide students with the best possible nutrients under the best possible health and safety conditions, in the most pleasant, relaxing atmosphere possible. We aim to nurture the physical and scholastic development of our students by providing high quality, nutritious meals and to motivate healthy food choices by offering nutrition education. Our goal is to provide nutritious and healthy meals to all students in accordance with the guidelines provided by the United States Department of Agriculture.

    Our program exists to serve the students. We hope that you will find this section of the Geneva County Schools' website useful and resourceful- offering insight into our cafeteria operations and our child nutrition staff.  

    Our managers and staff of Food and Nutrition professionals take great pride in serving the children of Geneva County Schools each day. We have a certified manager in each school cafeteria and many of the staff are also Certified by the School Nutrition Association.

    Our menus are published on a monthly basis on each schools website.  Menus are planned to reflect the USDA Dietary guidelines. 

Child Nutrition

Healthy Changes in School Cafeterias

  • Despite limited budgets, school districts nationwide have been improving school meals and working to teach students to make healthy choices in cafeterias and at home. Many schools are making student favorites using leaner meats, whole grain ingredients, and less sodium or added sugar. All food in Geneva County Schools is baked or steamed, never fried. Students are encouraged to try more fresh produce through fruit and vegetable taste tests, salad bars, Farm to School programs, school gardens, and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program. Geneva County Schools and the School Nutrition Association know that parents are critical partners in teaching children to make nutritious food choices at school. Learn how you can get involved and support healthy school meals at: www.traytalk.org.

    New nutrition standards for the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast program passed legislation that will help schools build on these accomplishments. Schools need the support of Congress, the Administration, and the local communities to bring healthier options to every school cafeteria.

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, Public Law 111-296, enacted December 2010

    • Requires the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop nutrition standards for "competitive foods"- items sold in vending machines, snack bars, and a la carte items in competition to the reimbursable school meal.
    •  Requires USDA to update the current meal pattern (nutrition standards) for school meals.
    •  Provides schools and additional 6 cents per lunch (not breakfast) to meet these new nutrition standards.
    •  Provides free, healthy school meals to more children in need.
    •  Does NOT affect food brought from home or served in classroom parties. USDA will not regulate occasional bake sales for fundraisers. 

USDA's New Meal Pattern: Effective July 2012

    •  Requires schools to serve larger portions of fruits and vegetables. Students must take at least one fruit or vegetable serving per meal. Schools must offer dark green vegetables, red/orange vegetables, and   legumes at least once a week.
    •  Within two years of implementation, all grains offered must be whole grain-rich.
    •  Requires milk to be 1% or nonfat flavored (flavored milk must all be nonfat).
    •  Maintains current limits on fat: no more than 1/3 of school lunch (1/4 of school breakfast) calories can come from fat; less than 10% from saturated fat.

Non Discrimination Statement

  • In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

    1. mail:
      U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
      1400 Independence Avenue, SW
      Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
    2. fax:
      (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
    3. email:


    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


    Para todos los demás programas de asistencia de nutrición del FNS, agencias estatales o locales y sus subreceptores, deben publicar la siguiente Declaración de No Discriminación: De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles. La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339. Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en línea en: https://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resource-files/usdaprogram-discrimination-complaint-form-spanish.pdf, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por: (1) correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or (2) fax: (833) 256-1665 o (202) 690-7442; o (3) correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov Esta entidad es un proveedor que brinda igualdad de oportunidades.